Professor of Stream and Riparian Ecology
208A Thomas Poe Cooper Building
Lexington, KY 40546-0073
(859) 257-7610



Ph.D. Biology 2011, Wake Forest University

M.S. Environmental Science and Policy 2003, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

B.S. Biology and Environmental Science 2000, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Research Interests

Research in the Price Lab focuses on the population ecology and conservation of semi-aquatic and aquatic animals. Most of our research centers on reptiles and amphibians, groups that are experiencing severe and unprecedented population declines.

Although we have broad interests, we often conduct research in the following areas: 1) examining the resistance and resilience of semi-aquatic reptile and amphibian populations to land-use and hydrologic change, and 2) assessing the influence of biophysical conditions on population vital rates, such as survivorship, recruitment, and temporal emigration, and behaviors (e.g., movement).

Additionally, we have strong interests in wildlife monitoring and management, freshwater biology, forest ecology, urban ecology, vertebrate natural history and landscape ecology.

Courses Taught

  • FOR 510 Herpetology
  • FOR 540 Urban Ecology
  • FOR 601 Research Methods in Forestry
  • FOR 603 Foundations in Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources
  • FOR 530 Freshwater Ecology
  • FOR 770 University Teaching
  • NRE 320 Field Camp in Costa Rica


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